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RE: Will a 100 watt solar panel be enough

Solar panels are cheap. If you're going to go to the effort of installing one, take an extra 30 minutes and install a second one. Solar power is like horse power and torque, you can never have too much of it. Bill
Trackrig 02/20/21 10:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you sanitize your black tank?

Sanitize the black tank??? What are you planning to do, haul drinking water in it? That's like asking people who are on their own septic tanks is they sanitize them. Bill
Trackrig 02/13/21 11:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canada law on fuel tanks

I do remember 30 (?) years ago hearing that Canada wasn't trying to stop you from having your extra tank in the bed, but they wanted to tax the fuel. Their reasoning was you were driving on their roads but not paying any taxes for road maintenance. I must say on my last trip south in my truck, which had a load, but no trailer, I made it from Anchorage to Core de Lane Idaho without buying any fuel. Made it in 64 hours. Bill
Trackrig 02/07/21 08:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Canada law on fuel tanks

I've driven back and forth to Alaska a couple of times with a big red 110 gallon tank in the back of my truck they couldn't miss seeing and there's never been a question about it. Bill
Trackrig 02/07/21 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Memory Foam Mattress - Winter Storage

I live in Alaska and leave the memory foam in both my TT and MH all winter made up with the sheets and blankets. They've been that way for seven years. Bill
Trackrig 01/28/21 05:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class A travel without interstates

Coming into Chicago and then going north were the worst roads I've seen as for potholes and traffic and I generally don't mind traffic. If I need to be somewhere, I take the main highways, if not I take the smaller roads. The only problem with the smaller roads if you have to pay more attention to the roads for sharp corners, driveways, farm equipment, etc, so at times you don't get to look at the scenery as much.
Trackrig 01/26/21 09:38pm Class A Motorhomes
Trailer hitch pin

When you insert a hitch into the receiver, you secure it with the hitch pin. Considering receivers and and balls are rated for different weights, has anyone ever seen a rating on a hitch pin? And has anyone ever broken or sheared a hitch pin? Bill
Trackrig 01/10/21 10:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: How important is tire size to your selection?

I would never consider the 19.5s, they won't handle the weight capacity for a true Class A. Bll
Trackrig 11/23/20 09:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Amazon Lockers

Is there a weight or size limit on the lockers? I need a new winch which costs over $1000 and weighs about 150#. I'll be passing thru Oregon next summer where there's no sales tax so picking it up there could save some good money. Bill
Trackrig 11/20/20 09:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Draining hot water tank

I flushed mine several times and used vinegar on it when I bought it. I use a three filter system on it and have only drained it twice in the last seven years and that was when I winterized it while up north. As stated above, when was last time you drained your home water heater? If you're winterizing it, once a year is more than enough, Bill
Trackrig 11/19/20 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cost if Class A diesel pusher inspection

Figure the going shop rate of $130 per hour. It would have to go to one shop to have the running gear items you mentioned to be checked and then to a second RV shop to check for things like roof condition, water leaks, awning conditions, window leaks, leveling hydraulics, tires etc. Check the air conditioners and thermostats for correct operation. Get the refrigerator checked to make sure it cools properly. Get the generator checked and have the its power output checked. Make sure the engine alternator is properly charging the house batteries. This will probably run you four hours at the mechanical shop and six hours at the RV shop. With all of the taxes and shop supplies used it will be around $1,600. This cost does not include any work that needs to be done. If you really want to be a diligent owner, after you buy it you should do all of the following so you start off with a clean slate: Changes oils in the engine, transmission, leveling hydraulics, rear end and front wheel hubs. Change all of the filters in the above components. Change the both fuel filters and carry two spares. Change the fan and alternator belts and carry a set for spares. Change the antifreeze and filter. Old or the wrong antifreeze will eventually ruin your engine. Do all of the above for your generator also and carry spare filters. Get slide seals lubricated When I got mine, I changed out both the house and chassis batteries so I knew everything was good. There's a lot more, but this will get you started. Bill
Trackrig 11/11/20 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No Good Sam Gas Discount

Get away from the truck stops and you'll save a lot more. Why cause yourself problems? Bill
Trackrig 11/06/20 08:41pm Good Sam Club
RE: Has anyone tried to modify their 1/2 ton?

Adding leafs to the springs or air bags will take care of sagging, but they won't cure your 1/2T brakes, transmission, drive line or the rear axle itself. I don't understand why people buy 1/2T SUVS. Bill
Trackrig 10/23/20 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

Installed several new gas shocks (or whatever you call them) on compartment doors. Now they all stay up. Bill
Trackrig 10/21/20 08:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Swapping out the Water Pump

Yes, some pumps are terrible to change. On my Nash 26X you have to pull the refrigerator to get to it as confirmed by the factory. If you go to the trouble of changing, look at doing these items to it. 1. On the hoses coming and going to the pump, go to HD and buy some of the gray foam pipe insulation to keep the pipes / tubing from bumping into things when the pump is turned on and off. 2. Place some rubber or rubber washers under between the pump and the floor. It will stop some of the pump vibration transmitting into the wood floor. 3. Install a small accumulator tank usually available for $35 to $40. Bill
Trackrig 10/18/20 05:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Another month in border closures.

Yes, it's getting old. I hope it opens by spring. Bill
Trackrig 10/18/20 05:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Generator and A/C question

If you've just started the generator for exercising and the MH has not been plugged in, then the battery charger is probably kicking on at the same time. If you have four house batteries, the charger is probably drawing a larger load than you expect. Bill
Trackrig 10/17/20 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stored diesel question

It's fine. Use it. Bill
Trackrig 09/29/20 10:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Get me out of here! PLEASE

Drive the toad on the sections you don't like. Or, go in the back and take a nap. Bill
Trackrig 09/29/20 12:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: 6 Volt Interstate batteries

I had Trojan 125s which are just a taller version of the 100s. They were good batteries, not worth the price. By that, I mean you pay double the price for them, but you don't get double the life out of them.......... In my DP I have four Costco 6V batteries at a lot cheaper price and in my TT I have four Interstate 6V batteries. If you can find the main Intersated area distributor in your area, go to them and see if they have any "blems". These are blemished batteries that may have a scratch on them, the labels got mounted crooked, or something. The batteries were only 2 months old and I got them at half price - that makes them about a quarter of the price for Trojans. If you go to Costco for the batteries, they should have two different capacities. Get the taller battery. Bill
Trackrig 09/29/20 12:47pm Travel Trailers
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